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Download Accelerator Plus

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Just as in previous versions, Download Accelerator Plus 10 (free) boosts your download speeds by breaking files into smaller pieces, connecting to and downloading from multiple sources simultaneously, and even seeking out faster mirrors. What's different with this newest version, though, is the more streamlined engine that now offers features in the form of "add-ons." This means you can supplement your boosted download speeds (200 to 400 percent faster in many cases) with only the additional features that you want.

One of the most useful add-ons that you can enable in version 10 is DAPsters. If you download files from RapidShare.com or similar sites, this feature will come in handy. Basically, it minimizes the annoying pages that usually precede downloads on those popular file-transfer sites and fast-tracks you to the CAPTCHA step (if there is one).

Another great add-on is the Link Checker, which identifies valid and invalid download links before you actually hit the download button. It shows a small icon next to valid links on download pages, so you don't have to waste time trying out all of the different download sources.

Other add-ons include a Media Preview, Zip Preview, Internet Browser, and Video Downloader & Converter. I didn't see an FTP client, though, which was available in previous versions. Also available is a SPEEDbit Video Accelerator, which is offered as a bundled download during setup. Not only that, DAP 10 serves up quite a few annoying pop-up messages encouraging you to download and install it. I tried this feature and was less than impressed. I didn't notice much of a boost, and found the Video Acceleration status window intrusive.

Overall, I found DAP 10 to be extremely adept at performing its core function of accelerating downloads. I noticed the boosts consistently. It's also nice that version 10 lets you customize your experience by adding on only the features that you want. This add-on platform also bodes well for the future, as SPEEDbit is openly asking developers to create new offerings for their program.

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    "MALICIOUS AND PERFORMS NONE OF THE SAID FUNCTIONS"

    April 11, 2014  |   By kkkylesantana

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.5.9

    Pros

    NOTHING GOOD TO SAY

    Cons

    PLEASE DO NOT GET THIS SOFTWARE IT IS FALSE IN ITS DISCRIPTION AND CAUSES MORE PROBLEM THAN IT WAS SUPPOSE TO SOLVE !! MALWARE SO BEWARE

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    "horrible--unstable and FULL OF MALWARE"

    March 29, 2014  |   By ccwhart

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.5.9

    Pros

    It COULD be a fantastic program I would be happy to pay money for if it weren't so unstable and so aggressive and sneaky about trying to infect your computer with malware.

    Cons

    Installing this program is like walking through a minefield of sneaky, clever traps designed to trick you into installing malware. If the program at least worked, it might be worth it, but I found it very unstable. It was almost impossible to download anything because for no apparent reason, the download would abort. You might think that because I was still logged in to the site I was downloading from, it would resume automatically or at least with the click of a button (there is a Resume button), but NO, instead I am asked again, and again, and again, and again for the username and password of the site that is already open--and it STILL will not resume the download. The window asking for the username and password WILL NOT go away. Even killing it with the task manager didn't work. Several times it froze my computer and I had to hit the power button. And even if the download does resume, it resumes from the start--even if it's 99% complete, you still have to start from the beginning!

    Summary

    Stay away. Too bad they didn't put the effort it must have taken to create all the sneaky malware tricks into creating a stable, usable, malware-free program instead. I'd pay money for that. Instead, I don't even want this piece of you-know-what for free.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Virus, maleware... you name it!"

    March 16, 2014  |   By Jeremyja

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.5.9

    Pros

    You can learn some life lessons with it. For example, it teaches you how greedy people can be.

    Cons

    It deleted all my Google Chrome extensions and preferences and Chrome started to crash constantly. I can't open Firefox after installing this software, too. What should I do??

    Comodo said it's maleware, but I ignored it! I wasn't able to install it until I checked box to use them as homepage and default search engine. So, it's not an option - it's a must!

    But I don't even care about that right now, because loosing everything in Chrome and not being able to even open Firefox (where, I can only assume, all settings and extensions are removed too) is a much bigger problem.

    I am not computer newbie, rather tech savvy. Download Accelerator Plus is the worst maleware I ever came across in my 10+ years experience. It is underestimation to call this software adware, it is much worse than that! I can't believe that this piece of junk is not only listed on CNET, but even has a very positive rating from CNET editors.

    Summary

    All I want is to fix problems that DAP caused, so if someone had similar problems and was able to solve them I would appreciate the help.

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